The primary motivation for case authors is to develop teaching materials that deliver effective, engaging learning in their classrooms, but there are also a variety of other rewards and recognition available for case writers.
The case method is the main pedagogical approach at many of the world’s most successful business schools, yet original case development often receives little internal credit compared to research leading to publication in peer reviewed journals, which remains the most important criterion for career advancement.
The pressures on institutions and the implications for funding of national research assessment exercises compound this problem. Faculty who create original cases to use in the classroom can become frustrated, particularly when they are developed from the same field research that leads to journal publication.
The Case Centre maintains a constant dialogue with accreditation and research assessment bodies, to ensure that cases are considered. We also provide a range of activities to recognise and reward the dedication and excellence of case authors.
In the competitive global business school world, accreditation cannot be ignored. By building the link between cases and research, bridging theory and practice, and contributing to institutional goals, case activity, especially case writing, can contribute to accreditation. Find out more
Our case community is based in thousands of organisations across the world. All cases submitted to us for distribution are made available to the entire case community and, if your case is chosen for use at a variety of schools, its impact can be huge. Case authors can login to their product portfolio on our website to download reports of where their cases have been taught.
Our annual awards recognise outstanding case writers and teachers from across the globe. All cases that have been added to our collection in the past five years are eligible, and the awards are assessed anonymously, based on usage data. The awards are now considered the case method community's annual 'Oscars'. Find out more
Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors
Our annual list of top 40 bestselling case authors provides the opportunity to showcase the world's very best case writers. Authors whose cases sell the most copies during the previous academic year appear in the list. Find out more
Entering and winning a case writing competition can be a big boost to the visibility of your case writing activities, and you may win a financial prize.
The Case Centre runs four case writing competitions each year, each with a prize of £1,150 ($1,400; €1,300):
- Outstanding Case Writer
- Outstanding Case Writer: Hot Topic
- Outstanding Compact Case
- Outstanding New Case Writer.
We also support the annual EFMD Case Writing Competition, comprising 17 categories representing critical managerial areas, each with a prize of €2000.
In addition, there are a range of other case writing competitions each year. Browse the list of competitions
Lists of bestselling and classic cases
Each year we publish lists of our bestselling and classic cases to provide recognition to authors whose cases have proved the most popular with the case community worldwide.
The bestselling cases list contains details of the top 15 most popular cases in each subject category during the preceding calendar year. Find out more
All cases that are over ten years old are eligible for our classic case collection. The top ten bestsellers in each subject category, based on the number of individual organisations ordering and teaching the case over the last five years, are included. Find out more